The Art of Surrender

If you read my blog, you'll note that 2018 was a somewhat challenging year for yours truly. It was rife with parenting challenges, sleep deprivation and mental health moments (all of which are still happening). If you're a parent, you know that the demand is unrelenting, leaving little room for rejuvenation and reconnection to friends, … Continue reading The Art of Surrender

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The Nitty Gritty on Mom-ing (not just some bulls*** “this is so hard” post)

I just read another article on motherhood. It stated what I believe to be the obvious: we need to talk more about the child-rearing part than the pregnancy and labour part. And I think we are. All the social media feeds I follow seem to state, quite frequently and vehemently, how hard mom-ing and dad-ing … Continue reading The Nitty Gritty on Mom-ing (not just some bulls*** “this is so hard” post)

Breastfeeding has sucked the literal life out of me

I know, I know, I'm the annoying woman who is complaining about weight loss from breastfeeding. Well, I'm not complaining so much - I'm appreciative of my children for assisting with the removal or downsizing of all the fat cells they helped to create and / or enlarge during pregnancy. Muchos gracias, babies. Yet, while … Continue reading Breastfeeding has sucked the literal life out of me

To Cancer, Chicago, Clot and Colic

The letter 'c' has made a bold statement in my life as of late and declared war on many women I hold near and dear. As I say to Arwen on the regular, "no thank you". Let's be clear here - this is not a pity post. Nuh uh. Nor is this a post that … Continue reading To Cancer, Chicago, Clot and Colic

When was the last time you had your forest fix?

Guest post written by Ronna Schneberger, Certified Forest Therapy Guide and Naturalist Parenting is a wild ride.  When the kids were little I remember being so exhausted I could barely function. I wondered how I was going to raise these little people to be decent human beings when I felt so tired and grouchy all … Continue reading When was the last time you had your forest fix?

Everyday Champion Series: Finding balance with 3 kids (under 5) at home

I'm delighted to introduce our next Everyday Champion momma, Shée Lillejord, a previous Live It Active blog contributor, dietitian, and mom to three small humans. Today on the blog, Shée will share her quest for balance over the past year with three babes at home. ~ Finding balance as a mom...does that even exist? I often … Continue reading Everyday Champion Series: Finding balance with 3 kids (under 5) at home

How parents spend their time: A pie chart

As a non-parent, I really wondered what the hubbub was all about. I always asked (in my head): "Why the complaining? Why the long faces? I mean, how hard can it really be?" And then I had kids. And then I apologized to all my friends and family who I may have been less than … Continue reading How parents spend their time: A pie chart